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United States Will Hot Beliuquieh Cuba
Under Present Condition:.
CCMAND "SUBSTANTIAL" ADOPTION
Convention' Garbled Amendment to Not
Acceptable Substitute Conserrntlre
to trge Keren, Hoping Finally for the
Adoption of the Original.
WASHINGTON, June 3. It Is offi
cially stated that the United States
will remain In control oi Cuba ua
tll the Piatt amendment has been
"substantially adopted." This was
made known to General Wood las
Tuesday by Secretary Root, and his
action has been approved by the pres
ident Secretary Root was with the presi
dent about an hour and a half dis
cussing with him the cablegram which
had been prepared to be sent to Gov
ernor General Wood at Havana, relat
ing to the action of this government
on the Cuban constitution. TLis mes
sage Is long and will be forwarded
to General Wood with the idea of hav
ing him communicate it to the consti
tutional convention. It will not be
made public at this time and probably
not until the convention takes action.
HAVANA, June 3. The press de
plores the misunderstanding with the
Washington government, but generally
admits the possibility of a wrong con
struction being put upon the amend
ment by the explanations and Inter
pretations, and that it will be best
for the convention to take up the ques
tion immediately and accept the
amendment as passed by congress.
La Lucha says that 85 per cent of
the people favor this, but the dele
gates are at a loss what to do. Some
claim the United States is not acting
in good faith, as H was most improb
able that the Washington officials did
not know what the convention was
doing and what was the nature of the
report to be submitted. They say
that a majority of the committee on
relations told them that the amend
ment as accepted would be satisfactory
to the United States and that they
lad the assurance of General Wood
and Secretary Root to this effect The
members of the committee on relations
will say nothing in regard to this
point, other than they, too, thought
it would be satisfactory.
Secret ressions and absent stenog
raphers make it impossible for even
delegates themselves to set things
aright Regarding the controversy
which will surely arise later as to
who is responsible, the convention will
place the responsibility upon the com
mittee, and they, it is said, will blame
General Wood and Secretary Root.
An effort is being made tonlgbt by
some of the conservatives to avoid this
crisis by asking the convention to ad
journ for a month, in the meanwhile
having the municipalities petition the
convention to pass the original amend
ment Several municipalities have al
ready taken that action and it is
thought others will fall into line.
In the municipal election the na
tionalists claim the election of Senor
Gener, their candidate for mayor, and
a majority of the council.
CAPTAIN f!0 V GATE DEAD.
Former Offlcer, Fourteen Years in Biding,
WASHINGTON, June 3. Captain
Henry W. Howgate, formerly signal
offlcer in the United States army, died
suddenly this afternoon of cerebral
hemorrhage at his home in this city.
He was 67 years old. No definite fu
neral arrangements have been made,
but it is expected the Interment will
Captain Howgate had a singular and
eventful life. While a trusted official
of the signal service he was charged
with appropriating a large amount of
government funds and placed under ar
rest His escape and flight were at
tended with many dramatic features,
for by a ruse he got away from a gov
ernment officer having him in charge
while the latter supposed his prisoner
was taking a bath. For years he re
mained in hiding, and not until four
teen years after his escape was he lo
cated by secret service detectives as
proprietors of an obscure book store
la New York.
riot to Kill Blag end Qorea.
' BARCELONA, Jane 3. It la said
that the captain general has been
warned of a foreign anarchist plot to
kill the king and queen regent
Both Claiming Saatlage.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, June 3. The
present reports from outside 'points
akow a victory for the nationalists,
but both parties claim to have won in
the city. The republicans showed un
expected strength, though probably
Mt enough to elect their candidates.
TXe toatfloMllets mafet charges of Me-,
CJl nfttibg. Tfce streets are lled with
tncsM partisans, cheering their fa-
Over 1M arreets
- :r kmU tartag the day.
KER STRENGTH IS EBBING.
Mr. McKinley Has Not Accomplished
the Necessary Rally.
WASHINGTON, June 3. Mrs. Mc
Kinley continues very weak- Her con
dition is not greatly changed from that
of yesterday, but each day that elapses
without a gain in strength lessens her
powers of recuperation.
The complaint which came near
ending her life in San Francisco i3
still present It is in a slightly less
aggravated form, but gives the physi
cians and the president much concern.
Mrs. McKinley has shown remarkable
vitality, but her illness has so reduced
her strength as to leave her very
It is feared that unless a change for
the better soon manifests itself her
strength may become so near exhaust
ed as to leave her without rallying
The news given out by the physi
cians in attendance was not reassur
ing, though hope of better things con
tinues. After a consultation between
Drs. Rixey, Sternberg and 'Johnson,
the following bulletin was issued:
"Mrs. McKinley passed a comfortable
night, but her condition has not ma
terially changed since the report of
There was no further consultations
of the physicians during the day, but
Dr. Rixey called during the evening
and spent some time with the patient.
In response to inquiries from time to
time the statement was made that
there had been no change in the con
dition of the distinguished sufferer.
President McKinley spent most of
the day at the bedside of his wife,
though late in the afternoon he went
out for an hour's drive. ,He departed
alone, but met Judge Watson of Ohio,
an old friend, on the way and the
latter accompanied him to the white
GIVING BACK OF PEKIN.
Allied force Will Gradually Transfer
City' Government Thl Month.
PEKIN, June 3. At a meeting of
the generals of the allied troops yes
terday it was decided to transfer the
administration of the city of Pekin to
the Chinese officials gradually during
Count von Waldersee, accompanied
by his staff, will leave Pekin today.
Two special trains will be run all the
week taking troops to Taku. The
Germans are removing an extraordi
nary amount of baggage, including
Chinese carts, rickshaws, tables and
The Baluchi regiment left this morn
ing amid impressive ceremonies of
farewell. All the other British troops,
with their bands, and all the Ameri
can officers in Pekin were present, the
Americans being particularly anxious
to show their appreciation of the
manner in which the British bade fare
well to the American troops.
BALDWIN FIRST COMES WEST.
Commander of Expedition to Polar Seat
Make Parting Call.
NEW YORK, June 3. Evelyn Briggs
Baldwin, commander of the expedition
for the discovery of the North Pole,
left tonight over the Pennsylvania
railroad for Chicago, St Louis and
other points In the west.
"I shall return to New York in
about ten days," said Mr. Baldwin.
"The object of my present trip west
is to pay a farewell visit to my par
ents and other friends. I expect to
leave New York for Dundee on either
the 12th or 13th of the month to as
sume command of the expedition
scheduled to leave Tromsoe, Norway,
on the 25th. I am not at liberty to
announce the personnel of my party
at this time, but will do so before I
leave New York for my polar trip."
Arehblsbow K can's Change.
ST. PAUL, Minn., June 3. Arch
bishop Keane of the archdiocese of
Dubuque has ordered that hereafter
all candidates for the priesthood In his
Jurisdiction shall complete their stud
ies at St Paul's seminary, Instead of
Montreal, as has been customary here
tofore. This order will greatly in
crease the attendance at the local in
stitution and will necessitate the erec
tion of new buildings next year.
Come With His Awful Name.
WASHINGTON, June 3. The state
department has been informed that
Phya Phetchada (pronounced pees pet-cha-dar)
has been appointed envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipotenti
ary of Slam to the United States and
that the appointment XA the post In
eludes no other country.
Strikers' Loot Da ef Grace.
WABHIXWTON, June 3. At the offi
ces of the Southern Railway company
today it was said that mo word had
been received either from the striking
machinists or the superintendents of
the shops where the- have been em
ployed. Several telegrams that came
late last night stated that a consider
able number of the strikers bad been
around to announce that they would
report for work Monday morning, in
conformity to the ultlajatam.
CUBANS TURNED DOWN
Are 8ent Message Eejecticg Their Amend
ed Form of Flatt Clause.
GOVERNMENT CANNOT ACCEPT IT
Cannot Change the Wording Nor Accept
Other People' Change President
MeKlnley Anxious to Help the Island
er. But Find No Way to Do So.
WASHINGTON, June 1. After an
other long conference between the
president and members of his cabinet
a message of rejection was sent to
General Wood, advising the Cubans in
unqualified language that there is no
power resting in the United States
government to change the terms of
the Piatt amendment and that this
government insists on the acceptance
of the Piatt amendment, without
amendment or qualification. The Cu
ban convention is still in session and
the message of rejection will be de
livered to it immediately. The admin
istration Is confident that the Cubans
will understand the exact attitude of
this government and make a satisfac
tory acceptance within a reasonable
This action followed tha decision of
the cabinet that the action of the
Cuban constitutional convention in ac
cepting the terms of the Piatt amend
ment with modifications and interpre
tations of its own was not "substan
tial" compliance with our terms, with
in the meaning of the amendment.
The three main points in which the
action of the convention is regarded
as unsatisfactory relate, it is said, to
coaling stations, sanitation and inter
vention. The Cuban convention took
from the coaling station paragraph
of the Piatt amendment its obligatory
character and merely authorized the
Cuban government, in its judgment,
to allow the United States to possess
coaling or naval stations. The United
States will assist on an absolute agree
ment to grant these coaling stations.
With respect to sanitation, the Cubans
do not agree to carry out plans al
ready devised, and In accepting the
Piatt amendment modified Its provis
ions so as to change them considerably.
In the matter of intervention the
objection is that the Cubans have so
changed this vitally important part of
the Piatt amendment as to make the
right of the United States to Intervene
an ambiguous and doubtful matter,
whereas a straight and unequivocal ac
knowledgment of right to intervene
when, in our judgment, Intervention Is
necessary to assure Cuban independ
ence or a stable government, Is in
The cabinet meeting lasted an hour
and a half and had been preceded by
an hour's conference with the presi
dent and Senators Piatt of Connecti
cut and Lodge of Massachusetts. As
the author of the amendment, the pres
ident desired to learn the views of
Senator Piatt and also those of Sen
ator Lodge, who is one of the Influen
tial members of the committee on for
At the cabinet meeting Secretary
Root took the stand that the Interpre
tation of the Piatt amendment contain
ed in the conFtltution adopted by the
conventibn and the whereases append
ed to it, went outside of a fair inter
pretation of its meaning and was un
acceptable. In thi3 view the cabinet
When asked as to what would be the
next 6tep of the government after the
Cuban convention had been notified of
the rejection of Its action, one of the
members of the cabinet said that the
government could do nothing further
until the convention again acted, that
es long as the conditions of the Piatt
amendment were on the statute books
compliance with them must precede
our relinquishment of control over the
Campaign for Pore Food.
LINCOLN, Jun 1. S. C. Bassett of
Gibbon will come to Lincoln June 1
to open the office of the pure food de
partment He is planning a vigorous
campaign against the illegal manufac
ture and sale of imitation dairy pro
ducts, but will take no active
steps toward enforcing the law until
he baa the office opened and his de
partment well organized.
Archbishop Keane' Record.
EES MOINES, June 1. Archbishop
Keane of Dubuque has recently made
an extensive tour of the parishes In
eastern Iowa preparatory to bis tak
ing a journey to Europe and to Rome.
Since be entered upon the work last
fall he has visited over 100 parishes
and has confirmed more than 10,5 JO
persons in the church.
Saeetieg Between Farmer.
MT. AYR, June 1. Jacob 8. Miller
and R. W, Shaffer, farmers, engaged
In a quarrel over some cattle belong
ing to Shaffer which had been tres
passing on Miller's farm, and In the
hot words that followed Miller picked
up a Winchester rifle lying near and
shot Shaffer In the right thigh. The
ball passed through his leg, coming out
near the groin. Shaffer will recover
unless blood poisoning should follow.
SICE IS STI11 SERIOUSLY ILL
Mrs. McKinley' Pnjsjclans Watch Her
WASHINGTON, May 31. Mrs. Mc
Kinley had a fairly comfortable day,
but still feels the effect of the fatiguo
incident to the long trip from San
Francisco to Washington. The physi
cians hope, now that she is again safe
ly established in the white house, that
the slight improvement which has
manifested itself since leaving San
Franciso will be continued and that
soon she may be able to sit up. She
Is still very seriously 111 and her every
symptom is being carefully watched
by those having charge of the dis
tinguished patieut. Dr. P. M. Rixey,
the physician in charge of her case,
spent some time at the bedside of the
patient today. Associated with him
in a con8u!tating capacity are also
Surgeon General Sternberg of the army
and Dr. W. W. Johnson of this city.
The president spent most of the day
at the white house in the company of
his wife. Late in the afternoon, in
company with Secretary Root, he went
out for a short drive, taking a ride In
the suburbs, but he returned to the
white house in about an hour.
PAIL MORTON TELLS THE PLAN.
Two Steamer a Month to Serve the
CHICAGO, May 31. Paul Morton,
second vice president of the Santa Fe,
who returned from New York after
having been In conference with the
Hamburg-American steamship officials
relative to the establishment of a new
line from San Francisco to the orient,
in discussing the project said:
"The Santa Fe is negotiating with
the Hamburg-American line, but the
terms of the contract are not all
agreed npon. Our contract with ftie
California and Oriental line does not
expire until next year, and until that
time a new line cannot be established.
It is the purpose of the Santa Fe to"
Inaugurate passenger as well as
freight service between San Francisco
and oriental points and we want the
Hamburg-American company because
it is in a position to give a better
service than the company with which
we now have relations.
'At first we will not run more than
one- or two steamers a month, but as
the traJe and traffic increases the ser
vice will keep pace with it"
THE GREEN PEA LOUSE.
Department of Agriculture Gives Warn
ing Against the Insect.
WASHINGTON, May 31. The de
partment of agriculture has Issued a
report on the ravages of the green pea
louse, giving warning that the insect,
one of the jnost important of those
which ravaged the crops of the coun
try during the last two seasons, will
widen its range geographically and In
crease the amount of destruction.
Since its first appearance in May,
1899, at Bridges, Va., its devastation
has steadily increased and it has now
become the cause of great loss in the
principal pea growing regions of the
United States. The estimated loss It
caused along the Atlantic coast states
In 1S99 is estimated at $3,000,000, and
In 1900 this had reached $1,005,000 by
the middle of June. In some farms in
Maryland 80 per cfnt or more of the
crop was destroyeJ. Vigorous efforts
are making to control Its spread and
the official bulletin gives a detailed
description aJd means of fighting it
Nebraska at Washington.
WASHINGTON, May 30.Mrs. Sarah
M. Atkinson of Winnebago, Neb., has
been appointed matron at the Indian
school at that place.
The) treasury department has
awarded contracts for supplies for pub
lic buildings at Lincoln, Neb., as fol
lows: Coal, Union Fuel company; ice,
the Cooper Manufacturing Ice and
Cold Storage company; miscellaneous,
Hiram Price Deed.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 31. Hi
ram Price, who served many years
In congress as a republican repre
sentative from Iowa, and who was
commissioner of Indian affairs from
1881 to the beginning of the first
Cleveland administration, died here of
heart trouble. Mr. Price, who was 81
years old, was president of tho State
Bank of Iowa for many years.
Promotion for Lieutenants.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 31. Sec
retary Root has decided that all of the
second lieutenants of cavalry who
were such on February 2 last, and all
of the second lieutenants of infantry
who were such at the date of the or
ganlzatlon of the volunteer army In
1890, shall be at once promoted to the
rank of first lieutenants.
Philippine Hot Affected.
WASHINGTON, May 31.-The treas
ury officials discussed with much In
terest the derisions of the supreme
court In the Insular cases and the con
clusion has been reached thst nothing
in these decisions Is conclusive upon
the government to change Its adminis
tration of the custom laws as to the
Philippine Islands, and therefore du
ties will continue to be collected on
Imports from these islands as here
CONFERENCE ON CUBA
President and Cabinet Member. Hold
Long aid Important Meeting.
TRY TO DECIDE AS TO CUBA
Islanders' "Sobs tan 111" Acceptance ot
Amendment I In Doubt Jetur He
aonslblllty New Oorcrnroent, If Kee
egolied, Will SHU He Impotent.
WASHINGTON, May 31 An impor
tant conference on Cuban relations
took place at the White House this
afternoon. There were present with
President McKinley, Secretary Root,
Senator O. H. Piatt, chairman of the
senate committee on relations with
Cuba, and Senator Spooner of Wis
consin. For more than an hour and a
talf the situation in Cuba was consid
ered and when the confeience broke
up no determination had been reached.
It is expected that the whole matter
will be brought before the cabinet to
morrow and possibly will be further
discussed with those who have had
much to do with shaping Cuban rela
tions thug far.
Secretary Root has been fully ad
vised by Governor General Wood re
garding the progress of events In Cuba
and has been Informed of the action
of the convention in its successive
stages, together with the final action
of the convention in adopting the
Piatt amendment and the Interpreta
tion placed upon it by the convention,
as well as the Interpretation of the
Interviews between the Cuban commis
sioners and tho president and secre
tary of war. He was thus able to In-!
form the president fully of the defl- j
nlto results of the convention In adop;
ing to Piatt amendment as amended
or Interpreted by the delegates. This
information was the basis of the dis
cussion during the conference today.
The president and his advisers must
determine whether the Piatt amend
ment has been 'substantially" adopted
by the convention. This Is prelimi
nary to tho withdrawal of the United
States authority and forces from the
island. If It should be found that
the Interpretation of the convention
is not satisfactory to this government
quite a difficult problem arises, as It
seems to be the Intention of the Cu
bans to proceed to form a government,
and that government must be recog
nized or rejected by the president, b
he has full power to determine wheth
er the act of congress has been com
plied with by the convention.
Another problem which has been
discussed by those interested in Cu
ban relates to what would follow
should the new Cuban government be
recognized. The Cuban government.
it is assorted, will be for some time
without the machinery to execute its
own laws and put in operation Its own
edicts. It is held by some lawyers
that the moment the Cuban govern
ment Is recognized the authority of
the United States ceases, and there
Is some question as to who would be
responsible for the preservation of law
and order, as the - new government
would have no troops and no police
force and would be practically power
less should there be any opposition
to Its decrees and orders. The ques
tion whether United States forces
would be warranted In upholding the
government, in executing Its orders
has been raised: also whether the pres
ident of the United States would be
authorized, as commander-in-chief of
the army, to give orders to American
troops further than their recall from
North Dakota Manufactories.
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 31. The
director of the census has completed
his preliminary report on the manu
facturing interests of the state of
North Dakota. The report shows that
the value of the manufacturing Inter
ests of tho state of North Dakota was
$9,183,114, against $5,028,107 for 1890.
The number of manufacturing estab
lishments was Increased during the
ten years from 382 to 1,130, and the
capital Invested from $2,894,553 to $3,
056,490. Memorial Day la Washington.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 31. Me
mortal day was observed in Washing
ton with the usual ceremonies. The
weather, which had been stormy for
a week, was delightful and the exer
cises at the different cemeteries were
largely attended. President McKinley
Intended to visit ihs Arlington ceme
tery during the forenoon, but was de
layed by the visit to the White House
of Mrs. McKlnley's physicians.
Ford, of Omaha, Is Slated.
MILWAUKEE, May 31.-The Uni
ted Switchmen of North America ad
journed sine die to meet at Los An
geles, Cal., on the third Monday In
May, 1903. The following board of
directors was chosen: Daniel Smith ot
Chicago, 8. J. gcanlan of Jersey Cllv
J. T. McMillan of Ashtabula, O. Tbs
board of directors will appoint Dr.
J. Ford of Omaha as grand medlt
examiner. Mr. Ford Is former editor
of the Switchmen's Journal.
CAVT HAVE CIS CHILD.
Court Deole Kebr.sao Hon ro.Me.loa,
of His Oar a Baby.
NEW YORY, June 3.--Frank B.
Weyant, the wealthy owner of a cattle
ranch near Lincoln, Neb., made an un
successful effort in the supreme court
here to obtain the custody of his In
fant child, Gladys. About a year ago
Mrs. Weyant came to Brooklyn with
his wife to pay a visit .o his rela
tives. While here the child was born
and the mother died a few days after
the birth. Mr. Weyant returned to
Nebraska to attend to his business in
terests there, leaving the child with
his brother, Henry S. Weyant, and his
wife, Lizzie. A few months later cor
respondence was opened wi'h a view of
having the child sent on to the father,
but the brother sent word to the father
that he could not think of such a thing,
and that the Idea of having so young
a child travel so long a distance was
absurd In the extreme. Finally, Wey
ant came on, with his sister. Mrs. Lucy
Armstrong, but was surprised to find
that the brother refused to surrender
the child. He then had recourse to the
courts and the rase came up before
Supreme Court Justice Maddox, when
the facts In the case were presented.
Several physicians were called and
gave It as their opinion that It was in
expedient to have a child sent on so
long a journey. Oiher physicians tes
tified that the child would not suffer
from the trip. Justice Maddox began
giving a decision In favor of the child's
retention, when counsel for the father
broke In and insisted on being heard.
He cited numerous Instancrs where In
valids had traveled long distances with
perfect safety, notably that of Mrs.
Justice Maddox decided that the child
should remain In the custody of the
brother for a year, at the end of which
time the father might renew his application.
A MONUMENT TO M'KEIOHAN.
gtntae in Hit Honor is Dedicated at Red
RED CLOUD, Neb., June 3. On Me
morial day the procession moved
to the cemetery, with tho Red Cloud
band at the luad, followed by old vet
erans and thd returned volunteers of
the late war, the speakers and noted
visitors and citizens in carriages.
After the services of the Grand Army
of the Republic at the cemetery came
tho ceremony of unveiling the monu
ment erected to the memory of Wll
llan A. McKeighan. The monument
was draped with flags and at a given
signal the shaft was unveiled by Miss
Edith McKeighan. William J. Bryan
delivered an address, in which he spoke
of the virtues of Mr. McKeighan, his
record In congress and the strong hold
ho hnd In the hearts of the people of
this district and said the good he has
done to his state and country will be
be more enduring than the shaft of
granite erected to his memory.
Mr. Bryan was followed by ex-Sen
ator Allen with an oration in manu
script. He reviewed tho -history and
public works of William A. Mc
Keighan. He told of the early strug
gles against poverty, of his untiring
efforts in behalf of humanity. He re
lated Incidents of his early life and
showed the disadvantages with which
he had to contend.
Ilrllstedt a Drawing Card.
There was a great rush for tickets
for the first co.irert of the IMlstedt
band, which opened a month's engage
ment In Omaha Jnne 1st. Thousands
who have heard him during exposition
days want to hear him again with his
new music and added stars. That all
may do so the railroads will help In
the matter of reduced raU-s.
Increase of SKMOJIOO.
LINCOLN, Neb., June 3. The state
auditor's office has received from the
printer a complete statement of ex
penses and appropriations of the last
legislative session. The total appro
priations are $2,875,289.51, as compar
ed with $2,591,373.00 appropriated by
the legislature of 1899 an increase
Platlsuioatb lilrl Win Medal.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., June 3.
Mls Eelbcl, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George E. Davey of this city, was
the successful contestant in the dra
matic class in the Chicago college of
music and was awarded the diamond
medal. The beautiful and valuable
prise was offered by Joe Jefferson,
and was much sought after by the
students of the college.
Former West Pointer.
WEST POINT, Neb.. June ..-News
has been received here announcing the
death of Frank Hahn, a former West
Pointer, at El Reno, Okl.. a few days
ego. He left here In 18S1
Hose Team Bead Challenge.
WYMORB, Neb., June 3.-The crack
bone team of tho Wymore fire depart
ment has raised a purse of $100 and
challenges any volunteer hose com
pany In the state to race for It on the
Fourth of July. Several good teams
have already entered for the contest,
and there will be come fast running.
The officers elected to serve the Are
department for the ensuing year arc:
V, P. Bacon, chief; H. Anderson, assistant.
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